Affordable Housing Champion Award


2016 Award Recipient: Frances Bula

BCNPHA launched the Affordable Housing Champion Award last year, which recognizes an individual or organization that has made a transformative contribution to the affordable housing sector.

Nominations are now closed.


The nominee:

  • May be a person or organization within Canada.
  • Must have have significantly contributed to affordable housing in BC.
  • May be from outside of the affordable housing sector.
  • May be a BCNPHA associate member.

Award Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment as an ambassador and champion of affordable housing.
  • Strong advocate for affordable housing and takes initiative.
  • Taken actions and shown transformative change in affordable housing, including policy and advocacy with tangible results.
  • Strongly advocated on behalf of the non-profit housing sector.
  • Taken initiative and displayed leadership.
  • New way of developing unique solutions to problems in the province/region.
  • Passionately promote the principles of the affordable housing sector.
  • Attempted to achieve sustainable solutions to affordable housing challenges.

2016 Award Recipient: Frances Bula

Frances is an award winning journalist who specializes in housing and other urban issues, including politics in the Greater Vancouver area for over two decades. She has covered everything from non-profit and co-op housing issues, homelessness, addiction, billion-dollar development projects and so many more issues affecting British Columbians. She is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail and has written for the Vancouver Sun, BC Business, Canadian Business, Canadian Architect – and has also done political commentaries for CKNW and CBC Radio.